|Sara Israel 29Jun2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)|
Sara Israel was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on June 29, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sara Israel is a 2011-2012 Yiddish Book Center Fellow, and she was also a 2009 Steiner Summer Program student. Sara's family on both sides came from Eastern Europe to Winnipeg, Canada, before World War II. Her mother and father both grew up in Winnipeg, where there was (and is) a significant Jewish community. Sara grew up visiting her grandparents and other relatives in Winnipeg, and she associates those vis...
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|Eugene Orenstein 26August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Eugene Orenstein, Associate Professor Yiddish and Modern Jewish History at McGill University in Montreal, was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKanada on August 26, 2011. Eugene Orenstein begins his interview with an extremely detailed account of his parents’ life in Poland. The third son of Jewish immigrants, Eugene’s memory has captured many of the stories his parents told him growing up. Eugene carefully details the stories behind both his mother and father’s life, how they were sweeth...
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